It's a Sunshine Day! (Session 6, July 29)

By Sandy Schenck

The Brady Bunch would have been happy here today—plenty of sunshine to go around for everyone!  Campers and staff enjoyed their last full day of mentor hikes and activities.  Once again, this morning, we traveled all around the Preserve, with another group hiking up to Uncle’s Falls—lots more polar bears!  Other groups braved the Indian Cave, while others appreciated the view from the Balds.  One group saw a couple more Grand Slam animals—a wild turkey and a copperhead.  Fitting sightings, on the day that we’re celebrating our session’s Grand Slam!  After lunch, campers and staff enjoyed their last activity period and then their last free time.  The sun was shining, the swim lake was open, and campers were having fun swimming, playing with noodles, and going off the zip line.  Others were playing games on the West Field, and others were hanging out on the hill, just taking it all in.

After dinner—delicious homemade lasagna, french bread, green beans from our Farm, and salad bar—we all REALLY enjoyed the all-you-can-eat ice cream bar.  Then cabins split off for cabin night; brother/sister cabins usually come up with a group activity for the evening.  Sometimes they tie-dye t-shirts; sometimes they make rootbeer floats; sometimes they make s’mores.  Whether it involves food or not, it’s a good time for them to cement the bonds that have been forming all session long.  After cabin night, the whole camp reconvened to watch the fireworks display, set off to celebrate the Grand Slam.  Quite the spectacle! especially set as it was against the clear, starry night.

You can see pictures from today here.  We are excited about Group Learning Projects tomorrow—we’ll let you know how those go!